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A-Level AQA Government and Politics

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for any student that is looking to explore how governance of different nations and how their approaches to governance effects how those nations function.

What will you learn?
This course will help you to make informed judgments about the news, and gives you an understanding of the world around you. You need to bring an enquiring mind and an ability to communicate ideas effectively. The course focusses on developing the critical thinking skills of students, and enhances their ability to interpret, evaluate and comment on current affairs and historical political events. It also helps to develop a critical awareness of the nature of politics and the relationship between political ideas, institutions and processes. Students will also develop a better understanding of the political system of the United Kingdom, and the rights and responsibilities of the individual

What units will I study?

  • Government and Politics of the UK
  • Government and Politics of the USA and comparative politics 
  • Political ideas

How long is this course?

All of our A-Level courses are two-year courses. 

How will I be assessed for this course?

For this subject, students will be assessed through examinations which will take place at the end of the second year of study. In addition to formal examinations, throughout the academic year, students will also undertake mock exams, which will also help to assess subject knowledge and prepare for formal examinations.

Students will learn in a supportive classroom environment for their studies. Students will also be able to undertake independent study as part of this course as lead by their class teacher.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

It is desired that students have gained, or working towards, a qualification at grade 6 or above in this subject or relevant subject at GCSE level, but this is not essential. Additionally students should have 5 GCSE's grades 4-9 including Maths and English.

Students must be aged 16-19 to study this course.

What can I go on to do after this course?

From successful completion of this course, students can go on to study in Higher Education for any degree in the Politics sector.

Career paths also include:

  • Human Recourses (HR)
  • Civil Service
  • Journalism
  • Teaching

Where to next